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Administration - 23.09.2014
Smart meters could cause conflict for housemates, study shows
Arguments about whose turn it is to do the washing up, negotiating rights to the TV remote control and disputes over noise — as many students returning to university for the new academic year are about to learn the hard way, sharing a house can be a tricky business. And now research from academics at The University of Nottingham has revealed that new technology to allow people to monitor their energy usage in the home could be about to ratchet up the tension.

Administration - Life Sciences - 03.09.2014
Scientists benefit from increased funding in dementia research
03 Sep 2014 Alzheimer's Research UK has increased funding to its Manchester and North West Research Network Centre, which supports pioneering dementia researchers across the region. UK dementia research charity has announced increased investment in a Network across the UK, bringing scientists together to tackle this devastating condition.

Health - Administration - 14.08.2014
Study supports New Medicine Service
Research published today shows that the New Medicine Service (NMS), an innovative medicines advice service for patients, could improve patients' lives and save scarce NHS resources. A randomised controlled trial showed that 10 weeks after receiving the NMS consultations from their community pharmacists, patients were more likely to be taking their medicine (or had sought help from their prescriber), compared with those who received the normal service from their pharmacist.

Social Sciences - Administration - 05.08.2014
The surprising ’balloon mania' of Romantic literature
A new study suggests that the 2013 reforms aimed at relaxing China's 'one-child policy' are likely to have little effect on the country's long-term demographic trends and the problem of China's shrinking workforce. It explores why China has only partially lifted its family planning restrictions, suggesting that local governments rely on the income from fines imposed on couples who violate the one-child policy, known as 'social maintenance fees'.

Health - Administration - 18.07.2014
New trigger for ovulation could make IVF safer
Researchers have successfully used a new and potentially safer method to stimulate ovulation in women undergoing IVF treatment. Twelve babies have been born after their mothers were given an injection of the natural hormone kisspeptin to make their eggs mature. Doctors normally administer another hormone, hCG, for this purpose, but in some women, there is a risk that this can overstimulate the ovaries, with potentially life-threatening consequences.

Health - Administration - 11.07.2014
Injected vaccine could help eradicate polio
Injected vaccine could help eradicate polio
Re-introducing a type of polio vaccine that fell out of favour in the 1960s could hasten eradication of the disease, according to new research. The study, by Imperial College London and the Christian Medical College in Vellore, India, suggests that the injected polio vaccine (IPV), which is rarely used today in countries affected by polio, could provide better and longer lasting protection against infection if used in combination with the more commonly used live oral polio vaccine (OPV).

Social Sciences - Administration - 25.06.2014
Some good practices, but more evidence needed to prevent reoffending against women
Violence against women: effective interventions and practices with perpetrators: A literature review The Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research Whilst there are a range of good practices in criminal justice responses to violence against women, there is limited evidence when it comes to effective interventions to reduce reoffending by perpetrators, a literature review has found.

Administration - 18.06.2014
Premise behind bedroom tax is ’fundamentally flawed’
A new study shows that more than half of English homes - which are the smallest by floor area in Europe - fall short of modern space standards, calling into question the premise behind the so-called 'bedroom tax' In most of the UK, you simply have to under-occupy houses in order to have an acceptable amount of living space Malcolm Morgan A study into the available space in English homes has found that more than half fall short of modern space standards, with 'spare' bedrooms required for other uses.

Administration - 29.04.2014
Unique online experiments find success really does breed success
Unique online experiments find success really does breed success
Success really does breed success - up to a point - researchers from UCL and Stony Brook University have found, following a series of unique on-line experiments. For decades, it has been observed that similar people experience divergent success trajectories, with some repeatedly succeeding and others repeatedly failing.

Health - Administration - 24.04.2014
Researchers aim to develop new blood tests to diagnose osteoarthritis
Press release issued: 24 April 2014 Researchers at the University of Bristol are hoping to develop new blood tests that would help to diagnose and monitor the common joint condition, osteoarthritis. More than eight million people in the UK are affected by osteoarthritis, which occurs when cartilage at the ends of bones wears away, leading to stiff, swollen and painful joints.

Health - Administration - 14.04.2014
Ambulance ECGs save lives, study finds
People are more likely to survive a heart attack if they have an electrocardiogram (ECG) in the ambulance on the way to hospital, research by the University of Leeds has shown. The research, carried out with colleagues at the University of Surrey, showed that the number of patients who died within 30 days of hospital admission was significantly lower when an ECG had been carried out by ambulance crews.

Life Sciences - Administration - 02.04.2014
Dancing bees reveal why summer isn't the season of plenty
Dancing bees reveal why summer isn’t the season of plenty
Dancing bees reveal why summer isn't the season of plenty Summertime and the living is easy, we're told - but it's not so for the hungry honey bee, new research from the University of Sussex published this week (02 April 2014) reveals. Researchers from the University of Sussex Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects ( LASI ) spent two years filming honey bees in the lab's glass-fronted observation hives and then decoding their waggle dances to discover how far the bees were having to fly to find sources of food during different seasons.

Health - Administration - 17.03.2014
New research links body clocks to chronic lung diseases
17 Mar 2014 The body clock's natural rhythm could be utilized to improve current therapies to delay the onset of chronic lung diseases. Scientists at The University of Manchester have discovered a rhythmic defence pathway in the lung controlled by our body clocks, which is essential to combat daily exposure to toxins and pollutants.

Life Sciences - Administration - 13.03.2014
'Virtual fish' research aims to reduce the requirement for live animal testing
The effectiveness of ‘virtual fish’ in establishing the toxicity and concentration of man-made chemicals is to be investigated by biological scientists at Plymouth University in collaboration with multinational pharmaceutical company, AstraZeneca. The University has previously perfected the technique of coaxing cells from the liver of rainbow trout and then manipulating them to form a three-dimensional spheroid.

Health - Administration - 06.03.2014
New innovation could mean eye injections are a thing of the past
New innovation could mean eye injections are a thing of the past
Drugs used to treat blindness-causing disorders could be successfully administered by eye drops rather than unpleasant and expensive eye injections, according to new research led by UCL scientists that could be a breakthrough for the millions worldwide suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and other eye disorders.

Social Sciences - Administration - 15.02.2014
Research in Japan suggests that a ’relationship-based’ police interviewing style gets the best results
Award-winning research into police ing techniques in Japan reveals that a 'relationship-based' style may be particularly effective in eliciting true confessions. The research included the first ever study of Japanese offenders' views about police interrogation. An ing style in which interrogators listen closely and attempt to form good relationships with suspects is more likely to elicit true confessions.

Architecture - Administration - 13.02.2014
’Architecture’s not just about building Shards,’ says expert as parking study gets Minister support
o University research could shape Government housing policy o Study reveals inflexible parking on new estates leads to tension between neighbours o Research recommends wider streets with room for on-street parking Government policy on how future new housing estates should be designed could be shaped by leading research from the University of Sheffield.

Pedagogy - Administration - 22.01.2014
Early years learning needs a sound foundation
New research by Oxford University concludes that clear developmental benefits for the poorest children require good quality provision which is not yet available for all 92,000 two year-olds taking up nursery places at the moment. Sandra Mathers, Kathy Sylva and Naomi Eisenstadt, from the University's Department of Education, conclude that current levels of quality may not be adequate to deliver an expansion of free nursery places as planned by the government.

Administration - Social Sciences - 12.12.2013
’Invisible’ homeless women are not accessing the services they need
Homeless women are not accessing the support of social services that they need to progress due to a lack of service coordination and the complex needs of the service users, a recent project has found. Researchers at the University of Bristol found that homeless women 'are used to making themselves invisible in order to survive' and are therefore a hard-to-reach group for social services to work with.

Health - Administration - 10.12.2013
Healthy habits reduce dementia risk
A study which monitored the health habits of 2,235 men over a 35-year period has found that exercise significantly reduces the risk of dementia. Published today in the  PLOS One journal by researchers from Cardiff University, the study is the longest of its kind to probe the influence of environmental factors in chronic disease.
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